You are invited to apply to participate in PEAL’s Youth Leadership Academy!

Do you know a youth/ young adult who meets the criteria below or know someone who might be connected to youth who would be interested? Please feel free to pass it along to those who might benefit the most!

If you are passing on this information please see the flyer that you can download and send.

Apply Now

Apply by September 9th Space is limited!


  • Teens and Young Adults with a disability and/or special healthcare need
  • Must be between 16-21 years old
  • Have demonstrated self-advocacy and/or leadership potential in school or the community
  • Live in Pennsylvania


  • 3 interactive sessions for developing leaders
  • Topics include:
    • self-advocacy
    • networking
    • goal setting


  • 2 locations:
  • Erie and Bloomsburg
  • Apply to the closest location
  • September 26th, October 10th and October 24th
  • 9 AM – 2 PM


  • Gain self-awareness and confidence
  • Learn how to become a leader
  • Connect with peers and community leaders
  • Learn about resources


  • Apply here

  • If you have questions:
    • Call 888-950-1040, ext. 202 and ask for Katie or Erin
    • Email Kalla at

You will be notified by September 16th if you are accepted!

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